By Carol Ciepluch
North Springs Charter High School's theater department opened their season, Thursday, with Steve Yockey's “Cartoon.” It's a dark comedy that is a fast and furious fable about violence- both the cartoon and real-life kinds. Known for its outstanding and often cutting edge theatre for a high school program, North Springs will present this production in the main stage theatre with seating on the stage surrounding the set on three sides, as they did for their acclaimed production of Metamorphosis.
Performances run through Oct. 5.
“Cartoon” veers from slapstick madness to knowing satire, as a band of mismatched cartoon stereotypes explore the coalescence of violence, media and politics.
"The play slowly reveals itself as being more than just a wacky comedy about violence in the media... it speaks to a deeper, darker truth about people's ability to turn on one another without visualizing the cost of that betrayal. It is in these moments that Cartoon shines." – Theatre Forum Magazine
Performances run through Oct. 5. Tickets: $10 for students and seniors, $15 for adults available online atwww.northspringshigh.com. and at the box office one hour before the show. Parental guidance is recommended.//
North Springs Charter High School, 7447 Roswell Rd. Sandy Springs, is home to the only dual arts and sciences magnet programs in Georgia.
More information at www.northspringshigh.com.